Village officials should be held accountable

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I would like to address the people in the village of Coal Grove about our water.

Last month I went and paid my bill on the Nov. 14. Our bills are not due until the 15th, which was a Saturday.

My check was cashed on the Nov. 17. I received my bill this month and I was charged a late fee of $5.63 and when I called the water works at the village townhouse I was told my bill wasn’t paid untill the 16th.

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Now how can I pay a bill on Sunday when they were closed? I would just like to know how many other people they have done this to because I’m sure I’m not the only one.

If everyone would look at their bills they would see the village has gotten money that was not due to it. It’s not that I don’t want to pay the $5.63, it’s the principle of it, trying to rip us off every way they can.

They want our money on time. But yet we couldn’t even wash clothes when we needed to because our water was like mud. I couldn’t even talk to the clerk because she was at the courthouse doing her other job.

And in October I sent my daughter up to pay my bill and I forgot to send her the 40 cents and Debbie Fields refused my payment until my daugther came home and got the .40 cents. I know they say no partial payments, but 40 cents? Come on, give me a break.

The village council needs to look at how the workers are treating the people who elected them, and do something about it. I have asked a councilman to see about getting our road fixed on Main Street and was told it would be put on the list.

Nothing has been done yet. We can’t even go outside without smelling a sewer. Of course, nothing is ever done about that either.

I can tell you when the last time mine was pumped. It was 2002 and I had to call about it then.

We should not have to do this. It is their job and they need to get it done. And the mayor and council need to see to it that it is done.

If the village workers can’t do the job get someone in there who can and will.

sandy reffitt

Coal Grove